1998 Regular Session
By: Representatives Thornton, Blackmon, Bozeman, Coleman (29th), Dickson, Ellis, Evans, Flaggs, Fredericks, Green (96th), Green (72nd), Henderson (26th), Jennings, Manning, Middleton, Perkins, Robinson (63rd), Smith (27th), Straughter, Thomas, Wallace, West
House Concurrent Resolution 168
(As Adopted by House)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE WEST BOLIVAR HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES BASKETBALL TEAM FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING SEASON.
WHEREAS, the West Bolivar High School Eagles Basketball Team finished the 1997-1998 season with a record of 38 wins and only 1 loss; and
WHEREAS, the Eagles competed in various tournaments throughout the season, winning the Thanksgiving Classic, the Delta Valley Conference, the District 3 Class 3A Championship, the Class 3A North State Championship and finished as runners up in the 3A State Championship; and
WHEREAS, the 1997-1998 Eagles team consists of Travarus Bennett, Ken Dixon, Aaron Evans, Al Hayes, Carlos Hughes, Jawonski Hendrix, Nikita Jones, Marvin Miller, Marellis Nix, Earl Phillips and Lekenray Taylor and managers, Lani Abalama, Jimmy Banks, Sherrell Bennett, Carey Johnson and Derrick Towers; and
WHEREAS, many individual honors have been bestowed upon various team members including the selection of Travarus Bennett to the All-County Tournament Team, All-Conference Tournament Team, the All-District Tournament Team, the All-North State Tournament Team and the All-State Tournament Team; the naming of Aaron Evans to the All-Conference Tournament Team, the All-North State Tournament Team and the All-State Tournament Team; the selection of Marellis Nix to the All-County Tournament Team, the All-Conference Tournament Team, the All-North State Tournament Team; and the naming of Ken Dixon to the All-District Tournament Team and the All-State Tournament Team; and
WHEREAS, the Eagles have been superbly coached and inspired by Head Coach Willie Thomas and Assistant Coaches Mary Ann Foster and Greg Wilson, who have broadened the players' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, the Eagles have developed a winning and cooperative spirit and a high degree of sportsmanship, and their activities and attitude reflect great credit upon the individual players and their coaches and bring honor to West Bolivar High School; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence, especially when evidenced by the youth of our state, who are its future:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the West Bolivar High School Eagles Basketball Team and their coaches, Head Coach Willie Thomas and Assistant Coaches Mary Ann Foster and Greg Wilson, for their outstanding season and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to West Bolivar High School, Head Coach Willie Thomas, Assistant Coaches Mary Ann Foster and Greg Wilson and the Capitol Press Corps.